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Taittinger Comtes de Champagne Blanc de Blancs 2008

Label
RegionChampagne
SubregionChampagne
ColourWhite
TypeSparkling
Grape VarietyChardonnay

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Colour Region Vintage Wine Size Qty Units Price IB GBP Per Score
Champagne2008Taittinger Comtes de Champagne Blanc de Blancs

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BT1 \ 0122,500.0012100 JS12277.77777733333100.00100.00Taittinger Comtes de Champagne0.7530
Champagne2008Taittinger Comtes de Champagne Blanc de BlancsMG0 \ 443,900.006100 JS4433.33333333333100.00100.00Taittinger Comtes de Champagne1.530
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Tasting Notes

The perfect blanc de blancs. Full-bodied with a lovely framework of acidity and dry fruit, such as apples, pears and peaches. Opulent. Dense and muscular. Yet, it’s balanced and harmonious. Line of acidity at the end. Totally in tune. Superb. Deep and complete. Has everything. One for the cellar. It is the greatest Comte ever. It has everything. A perfect upgrade from two years ago. Drink or hold.

Rated James Suckling's No.1 Wine of France in 2021

100
James Suckling, JamesSuckling.com, May 2021

Taittinger's 2008 Brut Blanc de Blancs Comtes de Champagne is being released this year, and it will be worth a special effort to track down. I wrote in August 2019 that this is the finest Comtes de Champagne since the brilliant 2002, and this tasting confirmed that. Offering up a deep and complex bouquet of citrus oil, crisp orchard fruit, warm brioche, crushed chalk, blanched almonds and smoke, it's full-bodied and incisive, with excellent concentration, racy acids and a long, searingly chalky finish. While this is already immensely impressive out of the gates, this 2008 is clearly built for the long haul, and three decades' longevity won't be a challenge.

98
William Kelley, RobertParker.com, September 2020
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This bottle of Taittinger's eagerly anticipated 2008 Brut Blanc de Blancs Comtes de Champagne had been disgorged in July 2018, and the wine is showing brilliantly, unfurling in the glass with a vivid bouquet of citrus oil, green apple, warm brioche, crushed chalk and blanched almonds. On the palate, it's full-bodied and searingly intense, with striking concentration and incisive but perfectly integrated acids, displaying a fine mousse, and remaining quintessentially elegant despite its undeniable power and persistence. The finest Comtes de Champagne since the brilliant 2002, this is a terrific vintage for this dependably age-worthy cuvée, and though it's already impressive, the wine is built for the long haul: conserved in a cold cellar, the 2008 will still be in fine form three decades from now. 2020-2055

98
William Kelley, Wine Advocate (244), August 2019
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